Ariana Grande, star of the hot new Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat – shines on the August cover of Seventeen magazine. In the interview, hitting newsstands, July 2nd the music superstar opens up to Seventeen about the success of her new single, her upcoming album and a former cast mate who made her question her self-confidence.
ON WHY IT IS TAKING MORE THAN THREE YEARS TO RELEASE HER DEBUT ALBUM:
I’m a big perfectionist! I’m trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.
ON HER CONFIDENCE FALTERING WHEN SHE WAS FILMING VICTORIOUS:
I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I stared changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.
For more on Ariana, go to www.seventeen.com/Ariana and pick up the August issue of Seventeen, on newsstands July 2nd.
Photos via: Ben Watts for Seventeen